No one yet knows what shape the centennial committee's gala "Beach Bash" will take on Sept. 22, however, the Manhattan Beach City Council is being asked to vote Tuesday night on whether or not the event can include the serving of beer and wine on the beach near the MB Pier.
For the centennial committee to be able to serve beer and wine at the Beach Bash City Council will need to vote to approve the adoption of an ordinance that is an uncodified ordinance and to adopt a resolution, according to the meeting agenda.
Passage of the ordinance and resolution are necessary to get around existing MB municipal code that doesn't allow alcohol on the beach, according to the city attorney in a staff report. Getting past the city code would satisfy one of the requirements put forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors in its response to a request for a permit for a Beach Ball where beer and wine would be available.
A few MB residents have been tracking the centennial committee's actions and its proposal to include beer and wine on the beach for the Beach Ball since 2011.
Since the item appeared on the agenda for Tuesday night's meeting, one resident has continued a steady stream of emails to council members and media. Some Manhattan Beach Patch readers have voiced their opinions online.
Mayor Nick Tell and councilman Richard Montgomery sit on the centennial committee as council representatives and as members of the committee have been involved in its event planning.
Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Powell and council members David Lesser and Amy Howorth will more than likely be the deciding factors in whether or not the centennial committee Beach Bash related items before council are approved Tuesday night.